Waylander

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Location:
Ireland
Type:
Artist / Band / Musician
Genre:
Metal / Folk / Black Metal
Site(s):
Label:
LISTENABLE RECORDS
Type:
Indie
Formed in 1993, WAYLANDER released their debut demo, Once Upon An Era, in early 1995. Mixing Irish folk music with extreme Metal, Waylander were soon dubbed Folk, Celtic and Pagan Metal.
In 1996, with the addition of a full time tin-whistle player, Waylander released their 2nd demo, Dawning of a New Age, which soon gained Waylander a prominent position in the fledgling Folk Metal scene. This was cemented when Waylander signed to Century Media and in 1998, their debut album was released, entitled Reawakening Pride Once Lost. After overcoming some line-up changes, Waylander signed with Blackend Records and released their sophomore album, The Light, the Dark and the Endless Knot, in early 2001.
In the last few years notable shows include Bloodstock Festival, Day of Darkness Festival and Ultima Ratio Festival, as well as gigs with Ancient Rites, Cathedral, Sabbat and Skyforger. Waylander's debut album, Reawakening Pride Once Lost, has been re-released by Midhir Records. In 2008 the 3rd album, Honour Amongst Chaos was released by Listenable Records leading to Festival and clun shows in Ireland, England, Wales, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, France and the Czech Republic, including Summer Breeze, Fimbul, Hard Rock Hell, Hammerfest, Winternoise, Cernunnos.,Brintaal celtic Festival and Black Trolls Winterfest [ which kicked off a European tour. We entered the studio upon returning and Kindred Spirits will now be released by Listenable Records in the summer of 2012.
waylander are
Ciaran ArdChieftain O'Hagan.[ vocals ]
Michael Proctor [ Bass ]
Saul McMichael [ guitar ]
Tor Dennison [ guitar ]
Den Ferran [ drums ]
Dave Briggs [ folk instruments ]
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